The HP mv5150 Media Vault Pro is HP's refresh of its Linux-based Media Vault line. The attractive new enclosure takes its design cues from the troubled Windows Home Server-based Media Smart server. It is essentially a shorter version handling two drives. One is easily removable on a tool-less slide-out tray. The other drive also plugs into an internal backplane, but is not on a tray and requires removing four screws and a panel to access.
Buffalo Technology today announced a new miniature dual-drive NAS with 1 TB capacity.
The LinkStation Mini (LS-WS1.0TGL/R1) measures only 1.57 x 3.22 x 5.31 inches and weighs slightly over a pound. It has a gigabit Ethernet port and dual 5,400RPM 2.5 inch notebook drives and supports both RAID 0 and 1, as well as Active Directory.
The 200rL Series is Iomega's first attempt at adding a Linux-based (Debian) offering to its Windows Storage Server-based Small / Medium Business NAS product line. The 200rL comes in 1, 2 and 3 TB configurations in a 1U rack-mount format. We tested the 3 TB version.
Last month, Synology officially released its Disk Station Manager 2.0 firmware for its Disk, Cube and Rack Station NAS product lines. DSM 2.0 features a new AJAX-based user interface and a host of other features. DSM 2.0 also is supposed to provide improved throughput, so we agreed to retest a CS407 Cube Station to verify Synology's claims.
Bill Meade's Build a Cheap and Fast RAID 5 NAS How To has continued to be one of our most popular articles, even though now it's almost two years old. But with the price of ready-to-buy RAID5 1 TB NASes as low as $500, does it still make sense to roll your own?
HP today announced that its new dual-drive Media Vault NASes are shipping.
I've seen posts in the Comments of a few RAID NAS reviews that complain of failed recoveries. In some cases, the RAID array suddenly becomes available, but there is no drive failure and the array needs to be rebuilt, destroying all data. In other cases, there is an actual drive failure, but the array becomes unavailable and data is again lost.
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